Laure Thompson

Research Software Engineer
Center for Digital Humanities
Princeton University

Office: B-9 H-4 Firestone Library
Email: laurejt at


Computational Humanities & Human-Centered Machine Learning.
CSSI & CHI joint seminar, UMass Amherst, 2022.

TADA 2022: Final Talk Session
Discussant. TADA 2022.

Computing for the Common Good.
Invited panelist. Interdisciplinary Conversation, UMass CICS, 2022.

Magic and Its Limits: Computational Categorization and Magical Gems.
The Future of the Past: Classics + Technology, Stanford Humanities Center, 2021.

What Do Contextualized Representations Represent?
Poster presentation. TADA 2021.

Finding Speculative Fiction in HathiTrust.
ACH 2021.

Studying Fiction at Scale.
Workshop on Narrative Understanding 2021.

A Symbiotic Future for Machine Learning and the Humanities.
Center for Humanistic Inquiry Salon, Amherst College, 2021.

Data Science for the Common Good.
Invited panelist. Voices of Data Science at UMass Amherst, 2021.

Building Large-Scale Collections of Genre Fiction.
Panel presentation.
2020 HathiTrust Community Week.

Constructing and Analyzing Short Science Fiction at Scale.
DH 2020.

Understanding and Directing What Models Learn.
Machine Learning and Friends Lunch (MLFL), UMass Amherst, 2019.

Analysis of Visual Corpora with Deep Learning.
Chair and panelist. ACH 2019.

Medieval MALLET Mishaps: Topic Modeling Difficult Corpora.
Joint talk with David Mimno and Anna Fore Waymack.
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2019.

Understanding and Directing the Learning of Latent Vector Spaces.
Graduate student colloquium, Rutgers University, 2019.

Authorless Topic Models: Biasing Models Away from Known Structure.
Poster presentation. TADA 2018.

Authorless Topic Models: Biasing Models Away from Known Structure.
COLING 2018.

Data Analysis for the Humanities.
Cornell Summer Graduate Fellowship program, 2018.

Bilingual Topic Modeling in the Patrologia Graeca.
Joint talk with David Mimno.
Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Ancient World Text, 2018.

The Strange Geometry of Skip-Gram with Negative Sampling:
A story of geometric observations.

EMNLP 2017.

Measuring Oracular Authenticity: Distinguishing the Historical from the
Legendary in the Oracles of Delphi.

LAWDNY Digital Antiquity Workshop 2016 at ISAW.

A Coalgebraic Decision Procedure for NetKAT.
POPL 2015.